Secretary of the Interior

Education

Enduring trauma: Indian boarding schools will be investigated, Interior announces

Children at Havasupai Indian School in Cataract Canyon, Arizona, in 1901. (Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress) When the Phoenix Indian School was established in 1891, the top federal administrator considered it a budgetary win to send Native American children to boarding schools to enforce assimilation into white society. “It’s cheaper to educate Indians

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